The Truth About How to Get a Great Pair of Legs

Before I knew the truth about how to get a great pair of legs…

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And then, after discovering the truth…

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But what exactly is the truth?

First and foremost, you have to combat the lie.

It’s the lie that says you don’t have the body type to ever have nice legs. Your thighs are too big and you’re supposedly big-boned? Nor do you have the patience & mental fortitude for the journey. Something along those lines, right?

You have to STOP believing the lie. This is the first truth.

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…and now to embrace the second truth.

Getting your legs lean and sculpting them into sexy requires a healthy dose of patience and consistency to see the process through. If you’ve got a lot of weight to lose, getting the legs you want will seem like a gazillion light years away. Impossible, even. But please, don’t let discouragement drown out your goals.

Discouragement is a very natural, human emotion. You’re not a robot, after all. But discouragement must be managed effectively and, eventually, overcome.

Training your legs is the easy part. Belief, patience and consistency is a whole ‘nother cup of tea.

If you bust your ass all week on your fitness, then look in the mirror and barely see any leg progress — yep. There will be days like that. LOTS of days like that.

But it’s coming. A great pair of legs is on the way. You will get there. I promise. Keep on pushing forward.

In the spirit of a great pair of legs, here’s my Sledgehammer Stretch demo. It primarily targets the hamstrings, but stretches the back as well. 

 

So tell me: do you have what it takes to get a great pair of legs?

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Pike Push Up for Sexy Arms, Shoulders and Back

Its the Pike Push Up, ya’ll. This is one way to develop your arms, shoulders & upper back without any equipment. Bodyweight only. Yesss. Because your sexy bod alone is everything you need to get the job done.

Shoot for 3 sets of 10 reps. Do this as a stand alone quickie or add it to your next circuit. And throw in some living planks while you’re at it! Now git’ to it.

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Speed Rope and Sledgehammer Workout Motivation

Oh, heyyy. This is one helluva dynamic duo. It’s the speed rope and sledgehammer workout.

This workout targets cardio for fat burning and conditioning, plus shoulders and core.

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

  • Speed Rope Pendulums: set your interval timer for 8 rounds of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest. If you don’t have a speed rope yet, simply mimic the movement. Continue your roping with a pendulum, half moon movement.
  • Sledgehammer Shoulder Press: 10-12 reps on each side
  • Sledgehammer Up-to-Bat: 10-12 reps on each side. Be sure to engage your core during the swing to maintain full control of the hammer.
  • Complete entire circuit 2-3 more times.

My sledge hammer is about 11 pounds, but don’t let it fool ya. Once you get ‘ta lifting & swinging that thing repeatedly in various directions and at different angles, it’s an immediate ass-kicker.

Equipment Checklist

Speed Rope (optional)

Sledgehammer or dumbbell

Interval timer or Tabata HIIT timer cell phone app

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Follow this formula >>>> Show up. Put in work. Never give up. Reap the fruits of your labor.

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High School Gym-Style Workout

OH, hayy. Look at me in 11th grade. I still remember sweating out my hair during 1st period gym class when they made us run the track on muggy mornings at 8am. Grrr…

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But you know what? In retrospect, those high school workouts were dang effective for conditioning and fat loss. I recently took it old school and incorporated some of our favorite, grueling high school exercise moves into one sweaty workout session of awesomeness. Care to take a whack at it?

HIGH SCHOOL WORKOUT CIRCUIT

After completing a 5-minute warm up of your choice, tackle 3 rounds of this circuit:

  • 30-count wall sit
  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 10 push-ups
  • 3 minutes Suicides — no cheating, make sure you touch the ground!
  • 25 old school sit ups (not crunches)
  • 50 mountain climbers

…now take it from the top and begin the circuit again. For the suicides portion of the workout, use the countdown setting on your phone’s free stopwatch app. And while you’re at it, please pull the wedgie out your gym shorts.

Free Bonus: If you thirst for an extra-truly authentic high school gym experience, I will offer you a dodge ball to the face, hurled at highest velocity. Now get ready for it. My throwing arm is strong.

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Speed Rope for Fat Loss: Workout and Meal Plan

Isn’t fat loss a beautiful thang? If you haven’t yet acquired your speed rope for cardio conditioning and to battle your fatty parts, don’t you dare fret. Even before I had my own speed rope, I would mimic the moves with an “invisible” speed rope. You can do the same.

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SPEED ROPE FOR FAT LOSS: WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

This is a timesaver workout that should take approximately 14-16 minutes to complete. It leaves ample room for quality couch-azzing later on. During speed rope, set your interval timer for 8 rounds of: 20 seconds work / 10 seconds rest

  • Full body warm up of your choice, approx 4 mins
  • 4 minutes high knee speed rope intervals
  • Push-ups until failure
  • Short rest, approx 90-secs
  • Push-ups until failure
  • 4 minutes high knee speed rope intervals

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EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

Speed Rope or invisible speed rope

Interval Timer or free online timer

THE MEAL PLAN

  • Breakfast: Tea or coffee. Waffle smathered in raw honey. Fresh watermelon cubes.
  • Lunch: Spinach salad with diced tomatoes, 1 sliced hard boiled egg & 2 slices fresh bacon crumbles. Light dressing of your choice.
  • Dinner: Turkey burger with lettuce & tomato. Homemade, baked sweet potato fries.
  • Snacking throughout the day: Small handful of almonds, carrot sticks, small square of chocolate or other small sweet treat.

Eating Tips: If you are doing Intermittent Fasting, skip the breakfast and enjoy your first meal at lunchtime. Remember to hydrate sufficiently throughout the day. Stay away from bottled juice, soda (including diet soda) and those high calorie mocha-latte-cha-cha types of drinks. Stick with water, tea, coffee, and freshly squeezed juice. Feel free to sweeten your tea or coffee with your favorite non-artificial sweetener, but make it your goal to use less sweetener than normally. Natural, zero-calorie Stevia works nicely in tea, but not coffee.

You guarantee yourself results when you stick to your fitness plan and put in the work. Strive for nothing less than awesome.

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Full Body, Fat Burning Challenge

You ready for it? This timesaver workout has fat burning AND muscle-building superpowers…

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WORKOUT BREAKDOWN — Round 1

  • 30 step-ups on left leg only
  • as many push-ups as possible (until failure)
  • 30 step ups on right leg only
  • push-ups until failure

Now get at it again for Round 2!

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This workout doesn’t take long but you’ll be feeling the fruits of your labor the next day with plenty of wonderful-soreness. Follow through on your intentions. Stay committed to your goals!

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Disclaimer: Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Neither Josie, YumYucky.com, nor anyone else associated with this website will be responsible or liable for any injury you sustain while exercising.